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Running on Local at Emerson Waldorf in Orange County Written by Lyle Estill A few years ago Carol Peppe Hewitt and I put together a traveling speaking act we called…
On my way to the Conference on Money and Meaning… I was speaking in my head to Dorothy Parker and she said: “If you wanna know what God thinks about…
The Familiar Supper Club is collaboration between two Chefs who believe in Heart to Hand Cooking in the modern era. Although our training is in fine cuisine with strong French…
I’ve always been on the edge of Abundance NC. I helped get it started, and I have watched my wife Tami take it toward the moon over the years. I’ve…

Summer Snowball

It seems like our long, cool spring came to an abrupt end this year, and we’ve been slammed into intense summer heat. Usually this kind of heat tends to slow…
For years I have been suggesting to the good people of Abundance that they build a trail around The Plant. It looks like it is finally happening. Piedmont Biofuels has…
Self-care for me is about discipline, and the practice of discipline seems rooted in remembering what I want and then doing it. All of my life I’ve wanted happiness although…
  It seems simple enough to practice “self-care” in theory.  There are many ways to care for one’s own well being, which might point to why it’s easy to put…
In reading the astrological forecast for this week, we are encouraged (for those who aspire to make changes to their lives), to make an important transition – to heal their…
“Sigh…” I thought as I surveyed half a dozen used coffee cups at Betty’s Diner on a winter morning in 1976. As the dishwasher, it wasn’t my job to clean the tables,…
Abundance NC is declaring May as “Abundance Self-Care Month.” Mostly, because I needed it and when telling Staff about it, they too needed it. Then we told a few others and…
The sun is just kissing the horizon and there he goes. That bold rooster, letting the world know he is there! Cacadoooodledoooooo!!! A lovely reminder that today is a new…
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ― Hippocrates Since the beginning of civilization, plants have provided us with medicine and food that support our health at the…
Over the years I had heard a few folks talk about kombucha through my experience with the traveling music culture. I had tried it a few times, and while I…

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“…We have barely disembarked into life…we’ve only just now been born, let’s not fill our mouths with so many uncertain names, with so many sad labels, with so many pompous letters, with so much yours and mine, with so much signing of papers. I intend to confuse things, to unite them, make them new-born intermingle them, undress them, until the light of the world has the unity of the ocean, a generous wholeness, a fragrance alive and crackling.”
― Pablo Neruda

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